Gammadion

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gammadion A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gammadion An ornament on ecclesiastical vestments resembling the Greek capital gamma (Γ) in shape. Usually in the plural, four gammas in different positions being placed back to back so as to form a voided Greek cross, ╬. This ornament was formerly frequent on certain vestments of Greek prelates, and was also used on vestments in the Western Church. Also gammation.
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Usage

In literature:

In early Greek art the Swastika and Gammadion are everywhere, especially as embroidery on dress.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
II; Gammadion, p. 2256, Vol.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
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